Care Home Residents Surprised By Festive Penguins Bringing Christmas Cheer

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Residents of a senior home got a flippin’ good surprise last week, after two charming feathered guests arrived to deliver some Christmas cheer.

Seniors at the Colne View facility in Halstead, Essex, woke up to find two penguins outside.

Accompanied by introductions using their adorable names, Pringle and Widget waddled through the halls, exploring the Care UK home.

Charming photos were soon shared on social media, showing delighted residents petting and holding the penguins on their laps.

Ruth Silverlock said it was “wonderful seeing the penguins.”

“I was surprised at how tame they were,” said the 86-year-old. “They were quite happy just sitting on my lap and they seemed to enjoy the attention from everyone.”

Residents including Ruth were joined by friends and family for the festive affair.

“How lovely to see mum smiling and holding a penguin!” said Anita Griggs. “Thank you for organizing this, it was a lovely day!”

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